Blue Springs marches past Lee's Summit North
By Michael Smith The Examiner
This game was one Blue Springs football coach Kelly Donohoe a little worried.
Friday’s game against Lee’s Summit North was sandwiched between two contests longtime rivals, Rockhurst and Blue Springs South.
It was a game Donohoe said his team had struggled with in the past, but not this time. Blue Springs made sure not to overlook the Suburban Gold foe and it was apparent it didn’t when the team rolled to a 52-21 victory at Peve Stadium.
The Broncos (1-7, 0-5 conference) came into Friday with just one win, but the Wildcats weren’t about to take them lightly even with a huge rivalry game coming up next week.
“I thought we focused on Lee’s Summit North really well,” Donohoe said. “We didn’t want to be deceived by their record because we knew they have really good football players and coaches over there. The other thing we peached was not looking ahead and getting better every week. We were worried (about North) all week.”
And for good reason as the team had to defend two future Division I receivers Cameron Hairston (four catches, 49 yards) and Da’Ron Davis (eight catches, 71 yards) and a top notch running back in Tori Hicks Jr. (19 carries, 168 yards).
“We knew they have good athletes, especially on offense like Da’Ron and Cameron,” Wildcats quarterback Chase Donohoe said. “We had to lock in on them and focus in on this game because you never know what could happen.”
Blue Springs never left any doubt about that would happen after a first half in which they dominated and took a 38-7 halftime lead.
“We need to put a whole game together and that’s what I am looking for,” Broncos coach Jamar Mozee said. “We haven’t done that. We played a good second half. What if we play a good second half? What happens? We just had no intensity. We were just waiting for someone to do something.”
The Wildcats (6-1, 5-0 Big Seven) spread the ball around and had eight different players receive touches, including five skilled position players who tallied 40 or more yards from scrimmage. Running back Jaylen Ivey did what he normally does, carrying the ball 14 times for 129 yards and three scores, which included a 1-yard plunge and a 58-yard jaunt in which he sidestepped two would-be tacklers on his way to a 58-yard score.
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